An original WW1 Lewis Automatic Machine Gun handbook, published by the manufacturer, the Birmingham Small Arms Co. Ltd in 1915. The Lewis Gun was manufactured during the First World War by both BSA of Birmingham and the Savage Arms Co. of New York. This book is a guide to the mechanism, handling and maintenance of the ground and aircraft variants of the Lewis Gun, as used by the British Army Royal Flying Corps and RAF during WW1. Fully illustrated, it includes a great deal of useful information, with details of how to assemble, load and fire the gun, parts, spares and accessories.
In very good condition. The card cover shows minor signs of wear and use, and some marks. The binding is very good and secure. The text and illustrations are in very good condition. The large fold-out diagram of the Lewis Gun attached to the back cover of the book is in very good condition.
Published: 1915 Illustrated with 12 photographic plates & 1 large fold-out diagram Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm Pages: 48